Four Models for Online Learning:
Practical Models for Implementing Online Software in Your Program (page 1)
John Brezinsky, Higher Education Marketing Manager

Thanks to the internet, students can access software that is available to them anywhere, anytime, without being tied down to a language lab. But how do you integrate online software into your curriculum? This article describes four models that may work for the students and teachers in your program.

There is no "one right way" to integrate online learning into a language curriculum. The different models used at different schools fall along a continuum based on the needs of their students and the goals of their program.

Before you choose how to integrate online software into your language program, ask yourself a few questions.

  • How much time do you want students to spend with the online course?
  • How actively will you use the Learning Management System (LMS) to customize your course?
  • Will you make any changes to the content you teach in the face-to-face classroom?
  • Will you reduce the number of hours that students spend in the face-to-face classroom?
The answers to these questions will help you decide where your program should fall along the continuum.

Click "Next" for the four models.


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